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The Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health (CTM&GH) in Oxford is home to the Oxford Centre for Global Health Research, a collection of academic groups, networks and consortia, who support the generation of integrated evidence that is focussed on patients and addresses major public health issues globally. The Oxford Centre for Global Health Research is also the base for postgraduate studies in tropical medicine, including the MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine.


Our vision

Generating, sharing and enabling evidence to advance global health equity and security

Our mission

  • Research: produce high-quality and locally-led evidence in resource-limited and challenging settings
  • Data sharing: establish global networks to make evidence generation easier, faster and better
  • Implementation: guide policy in global health; train LMIC global health research leaders

Our expertise

  • Conduct research in difficult places and vulnerable populations
  • Enable research in places, diseases and communities where evidence is missing (TGHN)
  • Ensure data is high quality, is ready for sharing and being shared (IDDO)
  • Prepare for and coordinating research in outbreaks and emergent diseases (ERGO)
  • Build research into health systems (OHSCAR)
  • Integrate social science and ethics
  • Strong regional presence and collaborations (AfOx)
  • Capacity development, training and teaching (MSc)

Researchers @Oxford

Latest news

Mapping malaria resistance using the act partner drug molecular surveyor

Mapping malaria resistance using the ACT Partner Drug Molecular Surveyor

In an article published in Malaria Journal, members of the WWARN Molecular Scientific and Informatics Group describe the development of WWARN’s ACT Partner Drug Molecular Surveyor. Launched in 2015, this online mapping tool supports the malaria community to track over nearly 20 years the prevalence of the molecular markers that are associated with antimalarial drug resistance.

Afox travel grant leads to breakthrough research on zika virus in angola

AfOx Travel Grant leads to breakthrough research on Zika virus in Angola

Thanks to an AfOx Travel Grant, Sarah Hill and Nuno Faria from Oxford Department of Zoology travelled to Luanda, Angola, to sequence viruses that cause severe disease. The first genomes of Zika virus detected in patients in Angola were thus sequenced. This method can help reveal the ‘family tree’ of viruses and better understand how viruses spread across the world. The researchers have now started to sequence additional viral genomes, from dengue and yellow fever, for similar studies on these viruses.

Paul sondo from nanoro burkina faso recounts the highlights from his crdf fellowship at wwarn

Paul Sondo from Nanoro, Burkina Faso, recounts the highlights from his CRDF Fellowship at WWARN

Paul Sondo, molecular parasitologist from the Clinical Research Unit of Nanora in Burkina Faso, spent the last 12 months with WWARN as a recipient of the Clinical Research and Development Fellowship. He tells us about his experience as a CRDF Fellow and how it is starting to impact on his clinical research back at the Clinical Research Unit of Nanora.

@Oxford Research Highlights

  • Secondary analysis and participation of those at the data source

    Posted 12/09/2018. The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) has answered a call from the Editors at Lancet Global Health to inform future policy and expectations on authorship of publications based on secondary use of data. The IDDO position, based on the promotion of equity, effectiveness and sustainability in global health research, serves as an excellent example of the collaborative approach endemic to the Center for Tropical Medicine and Global Health.

  • Treatment for malaria and malnutrition could impair normal height growth

    Posted 05/06/2018. Children suffering from malaria and malnutrition might experience diminished height growth when treated for both conditions simultaneously. Philippe Guerin and colleagues found that children treated for both falciparum malaria and uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition in Niger experienced a reduction in height gains while increasing their weight at the same time.

  • Tools for surveillance of anti-malarial drug resistance

    Posted 27/03/2018. This study proposes path for improving surveillance of antimalarial resistance through new technologies to produce molecular assays and capacity strengthening among national reference laboratories. After identifying deficiencies in method standardisation, study authors said a range of affordable techniques, combined with improved access to standardized protocols, training and proficiency testing, could boost surveillance efforts.

  • Adaptation of Plasmodium falciparum to its transmission environment Adaptation of Plasmodium falciparum to its transmission environment

    Posted 20/02/2018. The malaria parasite is a major cause of illness and deaths throughout the tropics. To survive, the malaria parasite needs to be transmitted by mosquitos form person to person. In this paper Martin Rono and colleagues show at the cellular and molecular level how the parasite balances its investment between growing efficiently in humans and maximising the chances of being transmitted by mosquitos, depending on the local environment.